Daria Jerauld went to the doctor with a terrible sore throat. The conversations they had would start a three-year journey of ultrasounds, biopsies, and medical appointments. This experience led to her learning how to turn lemons into lemonade by giving back to others also facing Thyroid Cancer.
I am a volunteer at Positive Directions in Wichita, KS. Every day we talk with individuals that have been exposed to HIV, those coming in for regular checkups/retests, or those who may be first-time clients.
Death and dying are not often thought of as being comfortable, peaceful, or beautiful. Having the support of others can make a world of difference for patients and families in this time; this is where hospice can step in.
We all know someone who has experienced domestic violence. It occurs at the same rate in all socio-economic groups, races, and faiths. We see survivors at church, at work, throughout our daily lives. We just don’t know. Someone on your block may be suffering abuse right now.